Up For A Challenge

Life has been challenging, to say the least.  Both my mind and body feel like they are purely in survival mode.  But there's something to be said about a challenge.  Isn't it amazing what you can accomplish in the hardest of times? I mean survival in itself is pretty remarkable when life really knocks you down, but then everything you do on top of merely surviving - that's just amazing. And then when you eventually come out of the tough time, as you always do, you're THAT much stronger.  And life is THAT much easier.  Because look at ALL THAT YOU DID when it was THAT HARD.  

And don't get me wrong.  I love my life (even in the hardest of times).  I have the best, most loving husband who is more my best friend with each new day.  I have a beautiful daughter that makes me laugh and smile each and every day, even if it's an IMPOSSIBLE day for both her and I.  I have the joy of being able to stay home with her, soaking up all of these moments as a first time mom, and being able to work on my own thing on the side.  Am I getting done as much as I want to with my own work? Absolutely not.  But that's okay.  I remain hopeful that that will come with time.  And in the meantime, I can soak in those small glorious little moments of uninterrupted, exhilarating work.  

And spring.  I mean there is just something so rejuvenating and renewing about spring.  With this new season, I feel a new me approaching each new day.  And it feels good.  Putting in all your effort, making the absolute most out of all the tiny moments of each day, and feeling so exhausted at the end of each day that you could just sleep for a year - yea, I'm currently digging that lifestyle.  Because you know what? Each day is truly a gift.  And having a baby girl growing up so quickly has really put time into perspective for me.  It is OH SO fleeting, and I want to grab every moment of it I can.  

Spring, in all your glory, I'm welcoming you with such open arms it's not even funny.  Okay, maybe it's a little funny.    Happy Friday Folks!